A Guide to Impact Fees and Housing Affordability

Arthur C. Nelson, Liza K. Bowles, Julian C. Juergensmeyer, and James C. Nicholas; Forewords by Craig Anthony Arnold and Dwight Merriam

Impact fees are one-time charges that are applied to new residential developments by local governments that are seeking funds to pay for the construction or expansion of public facilities, such as water and sewer systems, schools, libraries,...

320 pages
6 x 9
20 photos, 10 illustrations

Water War in the Klamath Basin
Macho Law, Combat Biology, and Dirty Politics

In the drought summer of 2001, a simmering conflict between agricultural and environmental interests in southern Oregon’s Upper Klamath Basin turned into a guerrilla war of protests, vandalism, and apocalyptic rhetoric when the federal...

280 pages
6 x 9

A Better Way to Zone
Ten Principles to Create More Livable Cities

Nearly all large American cities rely on zoning to regulate land use. According to Donald L. Elliott, however, zoning often discourages the very development that bigger cities need and want. In fact, Elliott thinks that zoning has become so...

256 pages
6 x 9
53 photos and illustrations

Governance for Sustainability
Issues, Challenges, Successes

Klaus Bosselmann, Ron Engel, and Prue Taylor

This report is currently available in an electronic format only. To view the report and others published by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), please visit IUCN's website.    Governance...

260 pages
6.8 x 9.5

Managing Growth in America's Communities
Second Edition

In this thoroughly revised edition of Managing Growth in America’s Communities,  readers will learn the principles that guide intelligent planning for communities of any size, grasp the major issues in successfully managing growth, and...

336 pages
6 x 9

The Law and Policy of Ecosystem Services

The Law and Policy of Ecosystem Services is the first comprehensive exploration of the status and future of natural capital and ecosystem services in American law and policy. The book develops a framework for thinking about ecosystem...

360 pages
6 x 9

Restoring Colorado River Ecosystems
A Troubled Sense of Immensity

Over the past century, humans have molded the Colorado River to serve their own needs, resulting in significant impacts to the river and its ecosystems. Today, many scientists, public officials, and citizens hope to restore some of the lost...

344 pages
6 x 9

New Geographies of the American West
Land Use and the Changing Patterns of Place

Reconciling explosive growth with often majestic landscape defines New Geographies of the American West. Geographer William Travis examines contemporary land use changes and development patterns from the Mississippi to the Pacific,...

304 pages
6 x 9

Judges and the Rule of Law
Creating the links: environment, human rights and poverty

Edited by Thomas Greiber

Judges play a critical role in the development, enforcement and compliance with environmental law. To showcase the role of the judiciary in upholding the rule of law, IUCN organized a “Judiciary Day” at its 2004 World Conservation...

110 pages
6.2 x 9.2

Communicating Nature
How We Create and Understand Environmental Messages

A broader and more comprehensive understanding of how we communicate with each other about the natural world and our relationship to it is essential to solving environmental problems. How do individuals develop beliefs and ideologies about the...

368 pages
6 x 9
7 photos, 6 illustrations

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